A bus ferrying more than 40 passengers on Wednesday, December 14 caught fire near Kyulu “wanja wa woria” area in Makueni County.

The bus belonging to long distance transport services company Modern Coast Express Ltd was travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi when it went up in flames at around 3.30 PM.

Efforts by passersby and area residents to put out the fire were futile as the bus was reduced to ashes.

The passengers, their luggage and parcels were safely evacuated according to a statement from the transport company. A recovery bus was sent to the scene to ferry the passengers to Nairobi.

The cause of the fire has not been established.

“We would like to let you know one of our buses has burnt down enroute Nairobi.It left Mombasa at 8.30am.All passengers were evacuated on time and are safe.Recovery bus sent.We apologize for that. Cause of fire not known yet. We appreciate the team work from our crew and passengers during evacuation,” said Modern Coast management in a presser.

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